Two-day K-Drive workshop in Aberdeen

University Library atriumK-Drive partners from Spain, Italy, and UK had a two-day workshop (from 25th, Sep. to 26th, Sep.) at The Sir Duncan Rice Library in the University of Aberdeen. The following topics were covered.

  • Progresses on ongoing work packages
  • Preparations for approaching mid-term review
  • Management issues in the project e.g. secondment plans
  • Proposal ideas for further corporations including especial focuses on Horizon 2020 programme.

Boris Villazon-Terrazas starts his secondment in Aberdeen

Dr. Boris Villazon-Terrazas

from iSOCO starts his secondment in Aberdeen. In this secondment, Dr. Boris will work with his Aberdeen colleagues on work package 4: Intelligent User Interface. Dr. Boris has a lot of experiences in publishing linked open data. He works in many Linked Data initiatives in Spain including:

  • GeoLinkedData
  • El Viajero Linked Data
  • Spanish National Library
  • AEMET Linked Data

Hence, he will share with us his experience in linked open data publication especially ” Iterative and Incremental Linked Data Life Cycle“.

Dr. Jeff Pan gave a seminar at IBM Italy

Dr. Jeff Pan gave a seminar at IBM Italy on 19th, September, 2013. His talk is titled:

It noticing so, Optimal and “Good Enough” Approximations for Semantic Reasoning.

Abstract: The talk will illustrate the challenges of reasoning with semantic data, discuss different reasoning strategies, and particularly focus on the approximation techniques. Two approximation technologies, namely the optimal semantic approximation and the “good enough” syntactic approximation, and their applications in the context of the K-Drive project, will be introduced.

Yuan Ren gave a seminar at IBM Italy

Yuan Ren gave a seminar at IBM Italy on 13th September, 2013. His talk is titled: Ontological Representation of Treatment Programs and Deviations.

Abstract: The talk will report the analysis results of the IBM Italy use case in the K-Drive project and its connections to knowledge-based technologies. Particularly, an ontological solution based on semantic query answering has been proposed for the medical treatment program deviation analysis use case. The construction of different knowledge assets in this use case, particularly the development of different queries for detecting deviations, will be illustrated.

Dr. Jeff Pan is in IBM Italy for his secondment

Dr. Jeff Z. Pan, Reader at the Department of Computing Science in the University of Aberdeen, is in IBM Italy for his secondment now. He will visit Rome for a week and then the Advanced Center of Research in Trento for another week. During his stay, Dr. Pan will work with researchers in IBM Italy and other secondee from University of Aberdeen on WP3, WP5 and WP6. He will also discuss other collaboration opportunities with IBM Italy.